Big welcome back at Tuar Ard, Moate

Post date: Jun 20, 2021 7:0:48 PM

D/C Group spin Saturday 19th June.

A hardy group of 22 turned up for the Saturday spin. It was a little overcast but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the group. Eddie & Mick kindly took charge of the second group on the road and we soon found out where allegiances lie. Enough said.

Tom Carolon & Gerry Wallace took charge of the first group and since the routes are now pre-planned everyone knows where each weekly spin is going to and the distance. We headed out to Loughnavalley and on over the hill at Uisneach - thankfully the descent was in our favour. From here it was a nice scenic route through Streamstown and into Rosemount. The coffee stop was pre-planned and it was lovely to be calling to Shirley in Tuar Ard for a well deserved tea and scone. It has been a long break and thankfully nothing had changed. Shirley and her ever efficient staff were ready and had our tables set with an emphasis on social distance and safety. I think everyone will agree it is the one place to stop for friendly, efficient staff and the best scone in town.

Once everyone was watered and fed it was onto the Greenway for the spin home.

All of the groups arrived back at base with a very enjoyable 68km completed. Well done to Emer & Paula - it won't be long before they will be booted up to the C group.

If there is a route any member of the group would like to cycle in the coming weeks please let Gerry Wallace know and we can arrange the same.

C Group Route

Delvin, Drumcree, Collinstown, Castlepollard, Tullynally (coffee stop), Coole, Multyfarnham, Mullingar 80km.

See all next Saturday

Group report by Gerry Wallace.

D Group

C Group